Linda Plevyak, PhD, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction

Linda Plevyak
Dr. Linda Plevyak received a bachelor degree in history from UC and a teaching credential in K-8 from Chapman University. Plevyak taught Kindergarten, first and third grade in California for three years before receiving a Master of Education from UC. She taught social studies methods at Ohio State University while receiving a Ph.D. in teacher education. Her major area of study includes environmental education. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Georgia Southern University as well as established a field-based experience course for preservice teachers.



Peer-reviewed Publications

Plevyak, L., & Mayfield, A. (2007). Water within their world. Community Works Journal 2, 26, 30

Plevyak, L., & Mayfield, A. (2006). Water within their world. Taproot: A Publication of the Coalition For Education in the Outdoors 1, 478, 8

Plevyak, L. (2006). Preservice teachers’ learning in an inquiry-based early childhood education (prek-3) science methods course. Journal of Elementary Science Education

Plevyak, L., & Mayfield, A. (2006). Water in their world. Clearing: Teaching Resources For Ecology, Sustainability, and Community, 22, 25

Plevyak, L. (2003). Parent involvement in education: who decides. Education Digest, 32, 38

Plevyak, L., & Morris, K. (2002). Why is kindergarten an endangered species? Education Digest, 23, 26

Plevyak, L. (2001). The communications triangle of parents, school administrators, and teachers: A workshop model. Education Journal

Plevyak, L., Bendixen-Noe, M., Henderson, J., Roth, R. E., & Wilke, R. (2001). Level of teacher preparation and implementation of ee: Mandated and non-mandated ee teacher preparation states. Journal of Environmental Education, 28, 36

Plevyak, L. (2000). What we value: A survey of one community’s beliefs. Social Studies and the Young Learner 4

Plevyak, L. Beliefs of parents toward parental involvement in education. Community Education Journal

Book Chapters

Plevyak, L., & Mayfield, A. (2010). Environmental education within early childhood. Association of Science Teacher Education Monograph: The Inclusion of Environmental Education in Science Teacher New York, NY Springer Publishing.

Plevyak,L. (2005). Addressing the content areas in inclusive early childhood settings: prekindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grades. Environmental education and the world around us Upper Saddle river, NJ Prentice Hall.

Plevyak,L. (2005). Addressing the content areas in inclusive early childhood settings: prekindergarten, kindergarten, and primary grades. Engaging students in scientific investigations Upper Saddle river, NJ Prentice Hall.

Plevyak,L. (2005). Gender and schooling in the early years: preschool through grade three. Science education and gender: The early years. Greenwich, CT Information Age Publishing.

Plevyak,L. (2003). Characteristics of faculty members in personnel preparation programs. Personnel preparation in early childhood special education: Chapter 7

Miller, P., Bauer, A., Plevyak, L., Carr, V., Johnson, L., & Fong, L. (2002). Dec personnel preparation in early childhood education: implementing the dec recommended practices. Characteristics of faculty members in personnel preparation programs (pp. 139-159).

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